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Lot 26: LARGE BEETLE SPECIMEN
by I.M. Chait
May 16, 2010
Beverly Hills, CA, USALive Auction
LARGE BEETLE SPECIMEN
This formidable insect is preserved and presented as it would have been found in life, perched on a tree section with every detail of its long black articulated legs and antennae visible, contrasting with the attractive warm woody brown of the wing covers. The mode of presentation allows for a full view of the creature's underside and protected by a glass dome on a gravel-covered wooden base it makes for a striking display piece, 11 inches high overall.